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July 15, 2019

If you keep up with wellness trends, you know that red algae has been making waves for its many health benefits. Although red algae only started being discussed recently among health and wellness enthusiasts, it’s been consumed for centuries!

Algae comes in various forms; algae types such as chlorella and spirulina have shown to help regulate blood sugar, boost the health of your gut, rid the body of toxicity caused by metals and many other uses.

Many forms of algae have proven to be valuable resources of vitamins and minerals but it’s red algae that has been creating most buzz for the nutritional benefits it offers.

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Red algae is essentially a sea vegetable that’s loaded with vitamins, protein and fiber. It has been a prominent superfood in many eastern cultures, however it only started gaining attention in the western world in the last few years.

If you’re looking for new ways to improve your health, here’s why you should incorporate red algae in your diet:

Benefits of Red Algae

Red Algae has several health benefits. It’s known to help boost blood circulation, boost your immune system, lower bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

People who struggle with insulin resistance and high cholesterol should incorporate red algae into their diet plans. Also vegetarians, vegans and those with weak immune systems can benefit greatly from regular intake of red algae.

Red algae is considered a superfood but it doesn’t suit everyone. Those who have trouble with digestion may experience pain and even constipation after consuming red algae. To stay on the safe side, it’s better to speak to your doctor before making red algae a regular part of your diet.

Consuming Red Algae

There are several ways of incorporating red algae into your diet. Sushi is rolled in sheets of nori which is a popular form of red algae.

Dulse is another type of red algae that can be found easily. It can be used as an ingredient in soups, salads and stir fry dishes too. Dulse contains 10g of protein in every serving which is more than any plant, making it a favorite among those who don’t eat meat.

If you’re unable to use red algae as an ingredient in your meals, you always have the option of ingesting it in the form of a supplement or vitamin pills.

Other than the nutritional benefits it provides, consuming red algae also helps the environment. Humans desperately need to turn to environmentally sustainable food production to support our rapidly growing population. With sea farming, we can restore the balance of the oceanic environment.

Unlike the plants on land that requires large amounts of water and fertilizer to grow, red algae is produced by the nutrients readily present in our waterways and makes for delicious yet affordable food.

Help us spread the word about the threats to the ocean and aquatic life by shopping for high quality ocean-themed apparel, accessories and home décor at our online store. Get in touch with us for more information.

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